SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A total of 296 new cases of coronavirus disease have been reported in Illinois, including an infant, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
IDPH also announced three additional deaths. The deaths included a Cook County man in his 80s, a Chicago man in his 80s, and a McLean County woman in her 70s.
Jo Daviess, Livingston, Rock Island, and Stephenson counties are now also reporting cases. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,049 cases in 30 counties in Illinois.
The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.
At this time, health officials say it is still unknown if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no infants born to mothers with COVID-19 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In these cases, which are a small number, the virus was not found in samples of amniotic fluid or breastmilk.